Multimodal Learning Environments. Presentation for Think About It Conference 17 June 2005 Dr Maureen Walsh Australian Catholic University firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Presentation for Think About It Conference 17 June 2005
Dr Maureen Walsh
Australian Catholic University
Picture books and information texts
CDRom narratives and factual texts
Web-sites, web search, web quests, book raps
Emails, discussion boards.
Emails, discussion boards
Slide shows [KidPix/ power point]
Digital videos, i-movies
Web sites / home page
SMS messagingMultimodal texts -2 or more modes
Incorporate a range of tasks that require a constant interchange with others and with texts using the modes of speech, print, image, movement, gesture and sound.
Multimodal learning environments can provide stimulating engagement in learning and literacy when…
Will it look like their gaming life, where they’re checking 5 emails while having a conversation, while moving through these virtual worlds, or is it going to look like reading a book?
If we’re going to train kids for that future, we probably need environments that are going to reflect what it’s really going to be like”. (Johnson, in SMH 3 June 2005)